Havelock School is a proud PB4L school!

PB4L - Positive Behaviour for Learning

We are a Positive Behaviour for Learning School.  PB4L is all about teaching children the right behaviour, just like we teach any other subject at school.

“If a student does not know how to read, we teach
If a student does not know how to swim, we teach
If a student does not know how to multiply, we teach

If a student does not know how to behave, we teach.”

PB4L School-Wide looks at behaviour and learning from a whole-of-school as well as an individual child perspective. The framework is based on international evidence.

The Positive Behaviour for Learning School-Wide framework, otherwise known as PB4L School-Wide, is helping New Zealand schools build a culture where positive behaviour and learning is a way of life. The framework can be tailored to own school’s own environment and cultural needs.

It’s not about changing the students; it’s about changing the environment, systems and practices we have in place to support them to make positive behaviour choices.

PB4L School-Wide is based on the Positive Behavioural Interventions and Supports (PBIS) framework developed at the University of Oregon in the 1990s. PBIS is now in thousands of schools across the United States and there are over 800 School-Wide schools in New Zealand.

Visit this website to find out more: http://pb4l.tki.org.nz/PB4L-School-Wide/What-is-PB4L-School-Wide

 PB4L helps us to support students to be:

confident ~ positive in their own identity; motivated and reliable; resourceful; enterprising and entrepreneurial; resilient

connected ~ able to relate well to others; effective users of information and communication tools; connected to the land and environment; members  of communities; international citizens

actively involved ~ participants in a range of life contexts; contributors to the well-being of New Zealand – social, cultural, economic and environmental

life-long learners ~ literate and numerate; critical and creative thinkers; active seekers; users and creators of knowledge; informed decision makers  


Today’s Basics

In order for students to realise the above vision the school in partnership with parents, also needs to design and deliver rich classroom experiences that impel students across the years to become resourceful, critical and creative thinkers, confident, able to relate well to others; who are literate and numerate, engaged, risk-takers, perseverant and true Treaty partners; and further, that they are truly capable across all of the five key competencies.